Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
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BUS 5100 - Practicum- School Business Administrator

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is designed to assist students in understanding and gaining some practical working experience in a business office with a licensed business official as their mentor.  Students will be working through a series of prescribed school business official or business office activities in an effort to gain a better understanding of the workings and tasks associated with school business operations. Supervisors will meet with both the mentor and student twice throughout the process.  The initial meeting will be near the front end of the practicum and the final meeting will be at the end of the practicum and following up on the 150 hours of completion. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop competencies by attempting tasks around finance, accounting, auxiliary services, and operations improvement initiatives under the supervision of a competent, experienced administrator
  • Explore larger school or district picture of change and improvement with business services

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Student-directed timeline in conjunction with practicum mentor
  • Periodic check-ins to be made by practicum supervisor to ensure successful completion within a determined timeframe
  • Practicum supervisor to simultaneously check-in with practicum mentor to determine appropriate growth, learning and understanding is taking place

Dan Pavletich

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